Phenomenology in Mexico: A historical profile
Author: Zirión, A.
Source: Continental Philosophy Review, Volume 33, Number 1, January 2000 , pp. 75-92(18)
Abstract:The paper presents a journey along the history of phenomenology (Husserlian Phenomenology or phenomenology derived from Husserl) in Mexico, dealing mainly with its appropriation in the field of philosophy proper. The survey covers almost the whole century, leaving out only the last years and the present situation. Although all those philosophers who came in touch with phenomenology in a significant way in that period are mentioned here, particular attention is laid upon three figures and their meaning in Mexican philosophical culture: they are Antonio Caso, the first influential thinker and professor to dedicate a book to Husserl's philosophy; José Gaos, who enjoys a well-deserved fame as teacher and translator of phenomenological works, and Jorge Portilla, the author of a most valuable phenomenological essay: Phenomenology of Relajo. Thus, in these three cases, their contributions are explored in a somewhat more detailed way.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Coyoacán, México
Publication date: January 2000